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Programme for 2017-2018 new members and guests welcome
Radley postcards now on sale at Radley Village Shop
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Revamp of archive catalogue - September 2017
To make it easier for users to find material of interest to them, the Club's archive catalogue is now presented in 17 subject categories rather than being listed according to the type (map, book, document, photo, etc.). There is also a separate listing by surname and date of the Club's extensive collection of transcriptions by the late Stanley Baker of the wills of Radley people from the 16th to 19th centuries. A list of the the Club's holdings of issues of various journals, including back issues of the Radley News and its predecessors, is also available. About the archives


Club celebrates its 20th birthday: May 1997 to May 2017
Before the main meeting on 8 May 2017, some 55 members and guests enjoyed a glass of bubbly and a piece of specially commissioned birthday cake to celebrate 20 years of Radley History Club. Details

Read about 20 years of Radley History Club

20th birthday cake

Exhibition and launch of the Club's new book about Radley Church
Saturday 1 October: 10.30 am to 5 pm and Sunday 2 October: 1.30 pm to 5 pm
Radley Church, Church Road, Radley
Report about the exhibition

Details of the new book St James the Great, Radley: The Story of a Village Church

Carefully researched and recorded by various members of Radley History Club, the book tells us about the building itself, the church history which influenced it, and the people who were involved in it, right up to the present day. Price: £12 plus p/p – available to buy online

Front cover of St James the Great, Radley: The Story of a Village Church

Visit to Radley Church – Monday 8th August 2016
Around 50 members and guests enjoyed an evening tour of St James the Great, Radley, on a pleasant summer’s evening, followed by refreshments in the vicarage garden.

The Church is probably the oldest building in the village and Radley Vicarage is possibly the oldest building in the country to have been in continuous use as the home of a church's incumbent.
Full report including photos of the tour

St James the Great, Radley
News archive  
Book: Robert Acton Blandy – Miner, Leader, Legend by Rob Belk  
Radley Fete, July 2014
Club launches two new books, May 2014    
Exhibition: Radley People & the Railway 1843-2013, 2 and 3 November 2013  
Club publishes new bookFaith and Heraldry: The Stained Glass in the Church of St James the Great, Radley
Exhibition: Radley Farming & Families 1600-2011, 16 and 17 July 2011  
Book: Turbulent Times in the Car Industry by Club member, David Buckle MBE  
Book: Gone for a Soldier: Radley Service Men 1885-1920, by David Mawhinney  
Kennington Literary Festival, April 2010